Policy briefing, which provides an overview of the issues facing Nepal’s media. Based on more than 25 interviews with leading members of Nepal’s media, government, civil society and international development communities.
Despite the continued challenges inherent in protecting media freedom, the country is recognised for having one of the most open media systems in the region. Some 74% of Nepalis report that the media helps to hold government to account.
This briefing is written principally for the international community that wants to understand the current reality of governance in Nepal and the role of media in it.
Authors: Kiran Bhandari, Dipak Bhattarai and James Deane